Canterbury

Snow down to 200m for lower South Island

MetService is forecasting snow down to 200 metres, wintry rain and thunderstorms for the lower South Island tonight. A heavy snow watch will be in force from 6pm. Meterologist Tui McInnes said a large trough sitting around the south of New Zealand...... Read More

Christchurch Airport hotel caught up in Fletcher delays

Fletcher Building is involved in another delayed multimillion-dollar project, this time involving a new hotel at Christchurch Airport. The country's biggest construction company hit troubled financial waters last year after falling behind schedule...... Read More

Four arrests after police target online drug dealers

A six month long investigation targeting online drug dealers has disrupted the line of supply in Canterbury, police say. As part of the operation three search warrants were executed and a firearm, methamphetamine, cannabis and cash were recovered,...... Read More

SH2 in Bay of Plenty closed due to large slip

The NZ Transport Agency is advising the Waioeka Gorge 30 minutes south of Opotiki, is closed due to a large slip. The Gorge will remain closed overnight and there will be a full assessment made this morning. "We ask motorists to delay their...... Read More

Canterbury police disrupt online drug supply

This week the Canterbury Organised Crime Unit terminated Operation Smoke – a 6 month long investigation targeting online drug dealers. Three search warrants were executed and a firearm, methamphetamine, cannabis and cash were recovered. Detective...... Read More

Giving it her all

When Sarah Hewson exceeded her own expectations in her first half ironman event, it made her wonder what she could achieve if she really set her mind to it. So, she found herself a coach and began a more structured training regime and qualified for...... Read More

One seriously injured in three car crash

One person has been seriously injured in a three car crash near Geraldine. Senior Sergeant Richard Chambers says emergency services are at the scene. "The three-car collision occurred on the Geraldine-Fairlie Highway shortly before 10am. "One...... Read More

Stadium, roads and water to improve for Canterbury

The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the decision by the Christchurch City Council to prioritise key work in the final LTP agreed to today says CEO Leeann Watson. "We welcome the decisions to accelerate the Stadium project,...... Read More

Party register in Canterbury reaches milestone

The police turning up at your party is not something most university students would welcome, but for students in Canterbury it means their party is a “Good One”. Created in 2014, the Good One Party Register aims to ensure each party is...... Read More

Man who died at Rotorua pool named

Police have released the name of the man who died at the Polynesian Spa in Rotorua on June 19. He was 67-year-old Denis Miklus, a French National. The death has been referred to the Coroner, says a police spokesperson. In a statement released following...... Read More